Originally Posted by koan
The buzz on my 60" is about what you describe for your 64", at worst. The room has to be quiet, and you have to turn your head sideways from a certain spot in front of the TV to hear it. It's a complete non-factor for me.
Yep I know what you're saying, they're not all like that but according to that thread the 60's had more of this problem than the 64 inch, so if you have a choice between the two I'd buy a 64 to try and avoid the buzzing if possible. Happy to hear you got a good 60!
Originally Posted by Sick Mother
You guys are very fortunate, I did not have the same experience with my 4 (yes, FOUR) 64F8500s. I ordered mine some time ago when Paul's TV was running their smokin' deal and very much wanted to love the set. Paul's was excellent about multiple returns, but after the fourth TV buzzed excessively I had to simply give up. I was hoping getting TVs from other areas might fix the problem (find a "good batch") but when all of them shipped from different states, I was discouraged. The first unit arrived damaged and I never really bothered with even checking on the buzzing, but the next three buzzed enough to literally give me headaches. The second unit I set up and kept long enough to see if the buzzing would diminish. It did not.
The TVs were set up in a guest bedroom (about 10'x10') with a viewing distance of about 8'. The set was obviously plenty bright and the blacks were very good, although slightly disappointing. (My main set is an Elite 70X5FD. Maybe that's why.) The heat was also enough to make the room too hot, so I would recommend keeping it in a bigger room if you do get one. The TV did produce an overall excellent picture and I would certainly have kept it if not for the buzzing. Hopefully you fair better than I did.
I think the room you have the TV in makes a huge difference for both sound and heat. I believe you when you say it made your 100 square foot room hot. When I was running the slides for 8 hours while I was at work in my basement I'd come home and the basement would feel warm when it would normally be cold. My 50 inch panasonic never heated up the entire basement rec room area like this TV does but I also don't plan on normally running it for 8 hours straight (minus NFL sundays!) on a regular basis.
For buzzing people reported in that thread having the TV in a smaller room caused the buzzing to "bounce off the walls" and it seemed louder. Some people's sets only had buzzing coming directly out the front of the set while others heard buzzing from everywhere (front, behind, etc). Other people posted that the directional buzzing out the front would fade over break in time
Either way I would say to the original poster to buy the 64 inch to try and avoid the buzzing seen in some of the 60's and who doesn't like a bigger TV if you've got the space